Sarah & Pat

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Photos: Azar Photography // Florals: Ida Blooms // Ceremony: Xavier University's Bellarmine Chapel // Reception: The Grand Ballroom
 

 

Sarah and Pat got married on May 5th, 2018 – two days after I quit my corporate product marketing job to pursue Ida Blooms full time. In fact, these dear souls were my first wedding gig.

Ida Blooms Wedding

Months prior to that day, when we first began discussions around the floral plan, Sarah said she wanted something "romantic, traditional, and garden-y"..... but definitely not "southern or rustic."

With that in mind, we kept the palette mostly white with roses, hydrangea, spray roses, hypericum berry, ranunculus, and some assorted greens, and filler. We did decide, however, to work in special pops of a dreamy muted blush.

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
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Not wanting a corsage to get in the way of dancing, Sarah elected to have her mother and mother-in-law carry very elegant, minimal bouquets down the aisle. 

Her bridesmaids held with lovely, white hand-ties, dramatic seeded eucalyptus spilling off the sides.

Sarah's bridal bouquet consisted of both the florals her mother(s) held, and those her bridesmaids carried, with the addition of a dreamy rose quicksand. Though subtle, the muted blush color distinguished her bouquet wonderfully.

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Ida Blooms Wedding Florist

Pat, a no-nonsense groom, requested simple boutonnieres for his boys. They featured seeded eucalyptus, buds of spray rose, and hypericum berries wrapped in green floral tape.

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Ida blooms wedding florist

At the reception, we made Sarah's vision come to life with nineteen tables adorned in simple, modern centerpieces – crazy curly willow branches stealing the show. Bridesmaids re-purposed their bouquets at the head table, and a beautiful cake brought the floral story full circle, featuring buds from nearly every stem on our order.

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
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It was such a true honor to be part of Pat and Sarah's amazing day. Honestly, I can't imagine a better way to enter into the wedding business!

Witnessing their love shine so brightly through a rainy, spring day is something I truly will never forget.

Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Ida Blooms Wedding Florist
Ida Blooms Wedding Florist